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2007-2008 Men's Tennis Roster

Chris Nowak

Class: r-FR-TR
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205 pounds
Previous School: Glenview South HS [DePaul Univ.]
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.

Posted 3-3 singles mark and 8-6 doubles record ... Won first singles match at MT Fall Invitational before falling in quarterfinals ... Dropped first outing at Southern Intercollegiate Championships before defeating UNC-Wilmington's Alex Wetherell in backdraw ... Posted victory against Furman's Andrei Chvetsov in first round of Georgia Tech Fall Invitational before losing in Round of 16 ... Teamed with Derrick Davison at MT Fall Invitational, defeating Belmont (Lima-Gesto) before falling to Memphis (Fischer-Gaethoeffner) ... Also lost both outings with Davison at Georgia Tech ... Posted 5-2 doubles mark with John Peers ... Duo defeated Mercer (Bescancon-Ohrstrom), Kentucky (Ward-Cox), Wake Forest (Parr-Salmon) and Samford (Delass-Silveira) at Southern Intercollegiates before falling in semifinals to Memphis (Narasimhan-Ramsay) ... Won in first round of ITA Southeast Indoor Championships over Stetson (Laalej-Stamp) before falling to fifth-ranked Alabama (Thibaudeau-Buikema) in Round of 32 ... Registered 2-1 record with Kyle Wishing, defeating Furman (Kociecki-Duncan) and Georgia Tech (Gvelesiani-Kenny) before falling in semifinals (Lang-Tweedt) at Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.
Spring: Posted 5-14 dual match singles mark and 9-9 dual match doubles record ... Played at Nos. 4-6 in lineup in all but one match during the year ... Lost first two matches before defeating Indiana State's Mpiloenhle Migogo ... Won two straight at No. 5 over Denver's Ravjot Dhatt and Minnesota's Adam Altepeter ... Lost three in a row, one in three sets to East Tennessee's Oscar Posada, before defeating Tennessee's Christopher Racz at No. 5 ...Began an eight-match losing streak with a 6-7 (3), 6-7 (5) defeat to Vanderbilt's Evan Dufaux ... Also lost in three sets to San Diego's Nils Schive during the stretch ... Retired because of injury at Sun Belt Championships against Louisiana-Lafayette's Arlen Domoney and South Alabama's R.J. Nagel ... Defeated Florida Atlantic's Daniel Vardag in straight sets in final dual match ... Posted 1-3 mark in doubles with John Peers, defeating Michigan State (Monich-Forger) in first dual match of the year ... Split pair of outings with Richard Cowden, winning 8-6 over Chattanooga (Sauska-Vostrikov) ... Posted 2-2 mark with Marc Rocafort, including victories against Indiana State (Tsymbalov-Smith) and Denver (Rosen-Persson) ... Registered 5-2 record with Joao Paoliello, with four straight wins in February and March over Louisville (Simon-Nordheim), Texas Tech (Kustadija-Babinciuc), Western Michigan (Calderone-Komada) and Tennessee Tech (Gomez-Harris) ... Also posted a victory over South Alabama (Krisan-O'Brien) at Sun Belt Shootout.

Prior to Middle Tennessee: Redshirted as a freshman at DePaul University.

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Glenbrook South HS ... Received All-State honors as a freshman and sophomore ... Reached the round of 16 in the state tournament as a freshman and the quarterfinals as a sophomore ... Also reached the finals of a national tournament in doubles and the doubles quarterfinals of the Super National Winter Championships.
Personal: Christopher Eric Nowak. ... Son of Christopher Nowak and Sophie Kuczak ... Born Aug. 8, 1988 ... Brother, Conrad, played tennis for DePaul and achieved an ATP ranking in doubles ... Majoring in Exercise Science/Psychology.